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Ice Breaker How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Ice Skating

ice breaker how mabel fairbanks

Mabel Fairbanks didn't let segregation stop her from skating.

In the 1930s, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.---from the publisher

32 pages                                  978-0807534960                             Ages 5-8

Keywords: picture book biography, girls and women, African American and Black nonfiction, Black Girl Books, ice skating, prejudice and racism, segregation, role of the individual, power of the individual, sports, diversity, diverse books, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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